Low E Commercial Films
For many businesses on Vancouver Island, becoming fully energy efficient would be prohibitively expensive. This is because, in many older buildings at least, single pane windows and light insulation levels were used because of our usually mild temperatures. The cost of window replacement can be extreme, but that does not mean that you can’t get the performance of double pane windows from your old single pane units. This is where a wonderful product from EnerLogic comes in: Low E window films.
Unlike other solar-control only commercial window tint, EnerLogic Low E films keep solar heat gain out during summer and radiant heat in during winter. It gives an existing single-pane window the insulating performance of a dual-pane window, and provides an existing dual-pane window with the insulating performance of a triple-pane window. Based on computer modelling, building owners and managers may expect savings from commercial window tinting with EnerLogic film that are up to three times higher than what traditional light films offer. Utility bills and HVAC loads and run times may likewise be reduced in winter, spring, summer, and fall, resulting in ongoing energy cost savings of up to 15% annually. Lighting costs may also be reduced after commercial window tinting is installed because it allows blinds and shades to be left open, letting in more natural daylight (with minimal UV radiation, glare, and solar heat gain).
Based on computer modelling, building owners and managers may expect savings from commercial window tinting with EnerLogic film that are up to three times higher than what traditional light films offer. Utility bills and HVAC loads and run times may likewise be reduced in winter, spring, summer, and fall, resulting in ongoing energy cost savings of up to 15% annually.
Beyond explicit reduction in utility bills, there are a number of side benefits to going with Low E films for your business. Each one is a vital component of a workplace that has happy and healthy employees that are comfortable, effective, and motivated.
Block UV Rays
If the sun’s Ultraviolet (UV) rays aren’t controlled, they can cause a lot of damage. UV rays contribute to fading of furniture, wall coverings, artwork, fabric, flooring, and merchandise in window displays. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UV rays also contribute to cancers of the skin and premature aging. Even on cloudy days, harmful UVA radiation can enter through your building’s windows to damage assets and your skin. EnerLogic films provide approximately 99% UV protection (at wavelengths from 280nm to 380nm).
Reduce Temperature Fluctuations
Landlords know that occupant comfort leads to higher productivity and tenant satisfaction. By reducing solar heat gain and providing better window insulation, hot and cold spots can be reduced. EnerLogic 35 commercial window tinting reflects up to 93% of radiant heat in winter, helping to improve comfort for those near windows. Computer simulations confirm what occupants can feel, EnerLogic 35 when installed gives existing single-pane windows the same year-round insulating performance as dual-pane, transforming poorly insulated windows into energy-efficient windows. Because commercial window tint prevents excess heat from entering through windows in summer, HVAC systems may operate more efficiently to cool spaces.
Reduces Glare & Preserves Views
Commercial window tinting reduces glare while allowing controlled natural light into a space. Because it does this so effectively, blinds, shades, and curtains can often be left open to let in daylight and enjoy views to the outdoors without negatively influencing the ability to read or see computer monitors.
Low E Films
There are so many key metrics we could pull out from the studies on health and safety, energy efficiency, and cost savings that it is almost hard to narrow them down. below we outline a few data points that show exactly how effective Low E films can be for your commercial building. Overall, you will see a reduction in energy costs, increase in heat retention in winter, reduced UV light transmittance, reduce glare, and increased comfort for your employees or tenants.